31 May Italy Tasting Sat. 6/2
Northern Italian Tasting
Featuring Friuli, Piedmonte, & Veneto!
Saturday, June 2
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
We’re pulling corks on bottles from some of our favorite Italian regions up north. This tasting will change your mind on Pinot Grigio and also we’ll show you one of the GREATEST red grapes for summer (hello Refosco!), so come on by between noon and four and meet some new (grape-based) best friends!
NV Collevento 921 Prosecco, Veneto
On Sale $14.99
Exclusively Glera grapes, harvested in the first weeks of September, absolutely intact berries, accurate extraction of the free-run juice and careful re-fermentation by using the Charmat Method: these are the precious ingredients of an extra dry Prosecco. The taste is dry, crisp, and fresh, yet soft with harmonious hints of acacia and apple. Prosecco season is definitely here and this one is a staff favorite!
2016 Antonutti Pinot Grigio “Ramato,” DOC Friuli
On Sale $16.99
This unique style of Pinot Grigio is getting extra attention these days.”Ramato” or Copper refers to the color of the wine from a handful of hours of skin contact. The nose is ripe with fresh tropical notes, and the flavors are tight and tangy with crisp apple highlighting the entry and mid palate. The finish is lasting and the minerality is present.
2016 Antonutti Refosco, DOC Friuli
On Sale $15.99
Pale ruby-red color, with notes of blackberry, Marasca cherry, violet, and clove. Fresh aromatics make for an exciting summertime sipper that is complex without being too weighty on the palate. Gentle oak aging for 1 year in giant Slavonian Oak “botti.”
2017 Mauro Molino Barbera D’ Alba
On Sale $15.99
Coming from a great vintage, this just-released 2017 is showing even more fruit and richness than the 2016 due to a warmer vintage in 2017. Always a great wine all year round, but a fantastic wine for the summertime. Slide it in the fridge for ten minutes to enjoy on the patio or deck outside.
2013 Mauro Molino Barolo DOCG, Piedmont
On Sale $39.99
Aromas of rose petals, green tea and strawberries. Medium body, ultra-fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now – 2020
92 points James Suckling
2015 Aldegheri Ripasso, Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOCG
On Sale $24.99
Ripe and fragrant with dark berry fruit aromas and notes of tarragon. Quite full and robust with pepper, spice and dark fruit flavours. Shows great balance and length, finishing strong on a bitter chocolate note.
91 points, Decanter Magazine